Lesley  Stahl
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Lesley Stahl

Certified Marriage and Family Therapist, CMFT Psychologist, PhD
California Accepting Online
Marina del Rey Accepting In-person
Updated January 10, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Chronic Tic Disorder/Tourettes

Professional statement

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Stahl has received extensive training as both a clinician as well as a researcher and provide comprehensive psychotherapeutic services using a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approach. In my Venice beach office, she offers research-supported interventions including cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure/response prevention therapy for anxiety, mindfulness, habit reversal training for tic disorders, and family therapy. These strategies have been proven to be the most effective for clients with depression, anxiety, and tic behaviors.

Dr. Stahl has vast experience working with children, teens, and adults. She also has a strong interest in assisting with schools, social skills development, parenting skills, and family issues including divorced and blended families. In addition, Dr. Stahl has a particular interest in treating anxiety disorders, mood disorders, social skills issues, and ADHD life skills issues.

Message to clients

Making the decision to seek therapeutic services can often be an important one for many individuals and parents of children as they navigate a variety of challenges in their life. Some individuals may choose therapy to talk about feelings of sadness, anxiety, or frustration they have felt recently in their lives. For other individuals, they may have noticed a recent change in their child or teens behaviors, such as social withdrawl, anxiety, or non-compliance that seems to be associated with emotional distress. Working with a psychologist when a client or a client's child encounters these moments can provide a great sense of relief and confidence in a family's ability to manage these symptoms and changes in their daily life.

I have spent my life becoming educated so that I would have the opportunity to help children, adolescents, and adults obtain the life they are striving for and the ability to cope with life's adversities.

My education and research background uniquely qualify me to provide care to clients who can benefit from the positive influence of competent psychological care. I am trained to engage clients in a way, using evidence-based treatments, that will encourage them to become active participants in their own therapeutic process.


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Chronic Tic Disorder/Tourettes - Providing Habit Reversal Therapy for chronic motor tics, vocal tics, and Tourettes. Treatment includes awareness training along with competing response training,


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Lesley Stahl is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (55min)
  • Initial session: $250 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 8pm
  • Tue 10am - 8pm
  • Wed 10am - 8pm
  • Thu 10am - 8pm
  • Fri 10am - 8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Marina del Rey practice
475 Washington Boulevard, Marina del Rey, California 90292
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 8pm
  • Tue 10am - 8pm
  • Wed 10am - 8pm
  • Thu 10am - 8pm
  • Fri 10am - 8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2007 - Present
UCLA Medical Hospital, Clinical Psychologist, 2003 - 2014

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Residency and Fellowship, 2007
Pepperdine University, PhD, 2006
Pepperdine University, MFT, 2000


California: 22374